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Handshake: Your New Online Career Management System

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Handshake is the leading online career platform used at over 500 colleges and more than 250,000 employers.

Handshake replaced UNCW's former system SeaWork in Summer 2018. This new platform will allow the Career Center to better target career information, internships, employment opportunities, and career-related events to students & alumni based on major, degree type, and interests.


For Students & Alumni

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile
  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers
  • View upcoming career fairs, events and attending employers
  • Research contact information for local and national employers

UNCW Students:

  • All active students have an account created for them at the start of the semester
  • To access your account, log in through MySeaPort or uncw.joinhandshake.com/login
  • Enter in your UNCW email and password, or use the blue single sign-on button
  • Now you can begin exploring thousands of opportunities that are tailored to your interests!

UNCW Alumni:

  • Register for an personal alumni account on https://uncw.joinhandshake.com/register 
  • Use your personal email when creating your account. Do not use the single sign-on button, as you no longer have access to your UNCW email address.
  • Once you have entered in your personal email, click on "log in using email and password" and then click "set your password"
  • A team member from the Career Center will approve your alumni request- then you can begin exploring thousands of opportunities that are tailored to your interests!

Help and Troubleshooting

Contact the UNCW Career Center for assistance with Handshake!

Learn more about Handshake here.